Oklahoma Swept By Texas In Volleyball Action

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 11, 2000

Oct. 11, 2000

AUSTIN, Texas - Oklahoma fell 15-6, 15-7 and 15-1, to Texas Wednesday night in front of 1,405 fans in Gregory Gymnasium in volleyball's version of the Red River Rivalry. The difference in the match was the hitting performance of the Longhorns who averaged a .393 attack percentage, while five players posted hitting percentages of .318 or better. Senior middle blocker Cathy Cook paced the Sooners (6-10, 1-7 Big 12) with 13 kills as the Longhorns (5-10, 4-4 Big 12) captured their 17th-straight win in the series.

The Sooners struggled in game one committing 12 errors and hitting for a match-low .025 attack percentage. Despite improving their offensive attack in games two and three, Oklahoma could not recover the momentum held by Texas. The Longhorns registered a .342 hitting clip in game two and put together an errorless game three, landing 19 kills in 33 attempts for a .576 attack percentage.

Seniors Carolyn Kittell and Maxine Zubiaga led OU defensively with a team-high eight digs each. Kittell also dished out a team-high 29 assists and served up two aces. Senior middle blocker Holly McMillan assisted in a team-high three blocks.

Oklahoma returns home for a Saturday night match against the 24th-ranked Missouri Tigers. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. inside the OU Field House.



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